Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby john from new york city
Very convenientPosted May 31, 2014
We swung back thru Beijing for a 1 night stand prior to our departure for NYC the next day. We chose the Lido because it was very well priced and near the Beijing international airport, about 20 minutes away. The rooms are adequate and clean, but the place had a sort of "I need a refurb" air about it. It's also rather isolated. For our purposes it served nicely.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Near airport and downtownPosted May 27, 2014
Comfortable. Good restaurants including Western restaurants within walking distance. Sanlitun bar/shopping district is a short taxi ride away.
by Liz from Texas
The hotel has deteriorated significantlyPosted Apr 5, 2014
Pros: Some of the staff members were very polite and tried to be very helpful despite communication issues.
Cons: The hotel is dirty and smoke filled in a city that is constantly polluted. A major renovation is in order.
Location: The hotel itself has Starbucks and the restaurants were always empty. It is not close to any Metro line so can only take taxis.
The rooms are in need of major renovation. Requested a non-smoking floor that for the full 4 days smelled of strong cigarette smoke. Finally had to ask the front desk to spray with air freshener. When it was Holiday Inn Lido, there were competent English speakers as staff. That is no longer the case. There were constant communication issues, like when the toilet back-flowed and no one seemed to understand that service was needed. The breakfast, which is only a buffet style and no ala-carte was absolutely horrible. And the staff would start mopping the floors while people were still eating. The waiting staff would stack the dirty places, place it on your table to pick you our plate to place it underneath the dirty stack. Only a spoon with a napkin was on the table as eating utensils. On the fifth day, we moved to the Renaissance Beijing, and for a few dollars more, we got beautiful breakfasts included in the room price with clean and beautiful rooms with absolutely no trace of cigarette odor anywhere. Will never stay at the Lido Hotel again.
by Mike from UK
Would have been nice but.....Posted Mar 24, 2014
Cons: See above
This is a difficult one to review. The hotel itself was OK, nothing special, but it was OK. The problem was that the hotel was used to put the relatives of the recent lost Malaysian flight into during their ordeal. This in itself was not a problem, it was a little harrowing to be there at this time and to witness the emotions but not a problem (and far, far worse for the people who had lost friends and family). The problem was how the hotel dealt with what was going on around them, admittedly they were in a very unusual situation but they certainly took very little notice of any other guests whilst this was all going on. During my stay there was no communication regarding the hordes of media chasing people through the corridors, no apology for the disruption to any of the guests (including the relatives) and the final straw was when they put huge security into the hotel (guards, x-ray machines etc) and refused to discuss the reasons for this when asked. This happened 5 days into the ordeal and it was a little strange to be suddenly searched and scanned every time you stepped through the door with no-one willing to discuss what was going on and how long it would last. Eventually myself and a colleague checked out and moved to the Crowme Plaza hotel next door. We could have lived with the minor inconvenience considering what was happening but not the stone-walling by the staff and management as to why all these measures were put in place so long after the actual incident.
by Sarah from UK
Hotel ok, but at the wrong timePosted Mar 19, 2014
Pros: there was many facilities
Cons: It is outdated
Location: Not keen on the location, but i was there for business
We had booked this hotel before the Malaysian plane incident. Prior to our arrival we were not advised of this hotel holding the media and families of the missing plane - we should have been informed. The experience was awful, bad atmosphere - it felt like a prison. The point where we made a decision to leave the hotel early was the Sunday when they decided to put security and check points before entering the hotel. This made us feel very uncomfortable; nor would the hotel staff explain why this was the case. For our safety, we checked out of the Metro and went next door to the newly opened Crown Plaza. What a beautiful hotel and not one site of media, cameras, or security. It felt like a hotel, instead of a prison which is what the Metro felt like. I am grateful this was a busines strip and not a holiday i invested in; I WOULD NOT be a happy customer. The point i am making is: this is a big change for a hotel, and they should have informed ALL of their bookings that their hotel was under this pressure and atmosphere. It is very unprofessional to not advise your customers; and offer a full refund if they did not want to stay in that situation.
for Business Travelersby Mr. C from London
Hotel with a good locationPosted Mar 1, 2014
Pros: Convenience of location - to and fro from the airport
Cons: The heating / cooling in my room was not that good. I did not bother much with it because I was busy
Location: Good place over all from a location stand point
Overall was good. Do not expect anything new but everything works and people will help you.
Recommendedby QL from San Diego
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Recommendedby Jim from California
Comfortable for firstimers and longtimersPosted Nov 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Lido Is a great place to stay especially the first time you come to Beijing. The staff are all so friendly and accommodating. Many speak English so communicating is not as overwhelming as you may think. The Lido will always be my first stop when flying into Beijing. The breakfast is incredible and convenient. Make sure you include it in your reservations. The Lido is a great hotel.
Recommendedby Cam from New Zealand
A very happy stayPosted Nov 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Metropark Lido Hotel has a small shopping centre attached with a pharmacy, mini-supermarket and even a Starbucks! 2 mins down the road has some cafes and restaurants both chinese and western. The rooms are large with plenty of space for suitcases and anything else. The bed was comfortable and big, controllable AC, bath, 32" flatscreen tv, mini bar, bathroom amenities and free bottles of mineral water daily. Would definitely say at Lido again!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Excellent choice for my business visit to BJPosted Nov 9, 2013
Pros: Excellent staff with attention to detail and enormous amount of courtesy. The front desk staff are most helpful and willing. The facilities are first.
Cons: The hotels bars are unwelcoming or mostly empty.
Location: The hotel is a little isolated from the big shopping centres in BJ, but the city is huge and the taxis are abundant and cheap.
I stayed at the hotel twice in the course of a 2 week visit to China. On both occasions, the hotels was a great respite from a frenetic tour and a frenetic city in which it is located. I would definitely recommend it to any traveller heading in that direction. Great access to the airport and the city.